This unit focuses on built environment sustainability, which underpins much of the BEnvDes and MArch courses. If people are thermally comfortable, and buildings respond to local climatic conditions and are made from appropriate materials, then less energy is used and fewer environmental impacts will occur as a result of design decisions. This unit explores climate and building climatic archetypes, makes a detailed analysis of thermal comfort factors and building heat flows, and examines approaches used to rate environmental impacts. It develops skills in the enumeration of energy and material flows in buildings as a decision making tool for design. The emphasis is on developing architectural science concepts in the context of design.
|Unit name||Building Technology in Design 2: Materials and Thermal Comfort|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
|Discipline||Architecture & Design|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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